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Today I tried tofu for the first time and I loved it! Please share your tofu recipes

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ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Sat 28-Jan-17 14:59:39

I am on a high protein nutrition plan at the moment, and I thought I would give tofu a whirl for a bit of a change.

I made this

It was delicious!

Does anyone have any good tofu recipes I should try?

Governorgeek Sat 28-Jan-17 15:01:40

Really? Extraordinary. I've been veggie nearly 30 years and have never had a tofu dish I've enjoyed. Would be interested to see the replies.

relaxitllbeok Sat 28-Jan-17 15:04:02

This one - though our variant is simpler; the only essentials imo are soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and some form of chilli:

PaulaBBB Sat 28-Jan-17 15:04:35

There are lots of good ideas here for both sweet and savoury ideas. Makes a good 'ice cream' smile

relaxitllbeok Sat 28-Jan-17 15:07:48

Also one I can't find online, again very forgiving of variants, where you fry the tofu to be crispy on the outside and set it aside, then stir-fry some leeks and mushrooms, add a bit of soy sauce and whatever and add back the fried tofu.

Mammatron Sat 28-Jan-17 15:10:29

I love scrambled tofu with turmeric, in fact I might go make some now...

bigmouthstrikesagain Sat 28-Jan-17 15:14:22

First - my top tofu tip is to press tofu block sandwiched between layers of kitchen roll and weighted down, for at least twenty minutes. Then chop it and toss it in cornflour and fry in sunflower oil, until it is crispy outside and soft inside, lush, then it can be used in stir fry or curry or whatever you want.

Second - best tofu recipe ][ black pepper tofu]]

SpongebobRoundPants Sat 28-Jan-17 15:15:16

I cut it into cubes, fry it, add some broccoli and black bean sauce (from a jarblush) and serve with rice, it's so easy and yummy!

bigmouthstrikesagain Sat 28-Jan-17 15:15:29

black pepper tofu

GongXi Sat 28-Jan-17 16:12:58

Hello Barbara smile - try it with shiitake mushrooms, pak choi, fresh chilli peppers, baby corn, capsicum, green onions, water chestnuts, mange tout, broccoli, etc

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Sat 28-Jan-17 17:40:32

Ooh these all look very tempting!

Can you reheat tofu or not? It would be handy if I could microwave it at work

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Sat 28-Jan-17 18:14:24

Came on to say black pepper tofu - it is utterly gorgeous.

Otherwise, press tofu and cut into slices. Dip both sides into a mixture of oil, soy sauce and five spice powder then cook in the oven on a baking tray until crispy, turning once. Can eat in sarnies, as a side or cut into strips and use in stir fries/Thai curries.

relaxitllbeok Sat 28-Jan-17 18:21:36

You can reheat it, but I'd only do that with recipes that don't involve frying it crispy, because with other such things, it won't stay crispy once cooled and reheated. The recipe I linked reheats beautifully, if you manage to have leftovers.

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Sat 28-Jan-17 19:22:51


Lots of lovely recipes out there!

redpriestandmozart Sat 28-Jan-17 21:02:20

I've been vegan for 5 years and tofu is the only food that I have struggled to like, or even tolerate. I so want to like it, took me a year to love soy milk same with nutritional yeast but not feeling the love yet for tofu sad

IceIceCream Sat 28-Jan-17 21:06:49

What kind of tofu do you use the soft or the firm type I have many recipes for both! We eat it pretty much everyday here, yesterday had it 3 times actually in different forms for breakfast lunch and dinner! But don't normally have that much!

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Sat 28-Jan-17 22:25:41

I have tried the firm type. I will definitely try the soft one too.

A whole new world of possibilities has seemingly just opened up to me! grin

IceIceCream Sun 29-Jan-17 13:19:15

One of m favourite soft recipes is to grate and cook one courgette down with a tiny bit of oil, then mix one packet of small tofu, the courgette, one egg, one tablespoon of miso, a splash of soy sauce and about a cup and a half of flour, mix till it's a really thick batter, then spoon lots of like tablespoon amounts of it to make lots of little pancakes onto RE pan and let it on the lowest heat cook, then flip onto others side when the first side is crispy, squish down with spatula to flatten it then cook the other side

Bad explanation but it's a really tasty dish!

For very firm tofu, weight it down before you use it to get rid of excess water, just slightly wrap in kitchen roll then put a bowl or book on top of it for 30mins.

Firm tofu pressed then cut thinly, cooked on a griddle pan then briefly dipped into a dressing soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar is delicious.

Dishes like mapo tofu is lovely too (replace pork with quorn or mushrooms)

pistachioandhoney Fri 28-Apr-17 11:17:33

I thought I would comment here instead of starting a new thread. I lived in Asia for 16 years and ate a mountain of tofu. However, I have failed in any attempt to cook it. Clearly I was doing it wrong. I am now looking to increase my soy intake and want to learn how to cook it properly.

My favourite meal was from a Cafe in Singapore called Cedele. They had a tofu burger which was a big slab of tofu on a sunflower sead bun, topped with oven roasted peppers and a bit of chilli sauce. It was divine.

PlymouthMaid1 Fri 28-Apr-17 11:27:49

Another long term veggie here who has never found tofu edible. Perhaps one last try is in order.

Fintress Fri 28-Apr-17 11:33:27

I'm going to try that black pepper Tofu, veggie here too and only discovered Tofu on holiday a few years ago and loved it.

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